A stitch in time?

| Nov 13, 2005

A stitch in time?

by Martin Webb

After 20 years of quiesence, bickering and squandered potential, Japan’s fashionistas may finally have begun to get their act together. Spurred by plummeting profits in the face of competition from China, Japan’s rag trade and its Ministry of Trade, Economy and Industry have set ...

Catwalk caperings

| Nov 13, 2005

Catwalk caperings

by Martin Webb

In the major fashion capitals, only the bravest of designers dare to push the envelope of a show beyond the conventional parade of models marching with their pouts and haughty glares along a catwalk. In Tokyo, though, while the clothes themselves may not match ...